Slightly Mad Studios have announced a new licensing partnership for Project CARS as the ORECA 03 LMP2 car joins the WMD-powered title.
Build by the French motorsport specialists ORECA, the 03 made its competiton debut in 2011. The car made an instant impression in the highly-competitve LMP2 class, leading the LMP2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and clincing the 2011 Le Mans Intercontinental LMP2 Championship.
In 2012, the car’s success story continued as Thiriet by TDS Racing drove the 03 to triumph in the European Le Mans Series Championship. Designed by ORECA’s David Floury, the open-top race car is build around a light carbon fibre monocoque, using a double-wishbone suspension with push rods on all four corners.
The 03 is designed to work with a wide variety of engines, coupled with a six-speed Xtrac gearbox, V8 powerplants from Nissan & BMW-Judd are the most common choices for teams campaigning the 03.Project CARS will feature both the ORECA presentation version of the car as well as the championship-winning Thiriet by TDS Racing car.
There’s even more good news for WMD members this week as Project CARS is kicking into higher-gear in terms of physics testing and in order to maximize community feedback, all members will be receiving daily build updates, regardless of their membership level!
Project CARS is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U in 2014. More info can be found on the WMD website.